An annual Festival of Korean Dance arrives in the UK this month and for the first time tours to The Lowry in Salford.
Two of the festival's five companies will be performing at The Lowry, with returning favourites Korea National Contemporary Dance Company opening the festival at the Salford venue (April 24) with a new double bill featuring six dancers, Everything Falls Dramatic by Sung Im Her, and Mechanism by Jaeyoung Lee
A triple bill from Company SIGA and Howool Baek, making her UK premiere, is also at the Lowry on May 6. She presents two pieces, Foreign Body, a short film about bodies that do not fit within the framework of society, and Did U Hear, a dance interpretation of rapper 2PAC’s poem The rose that grew from concrete.
Eddie Nixon, artistic director of The Place, the organising London venue, said, “We are delighted to be working with our friends at The Lowry to share these exceptional shows from Korea .
"Thanks to our partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Korea Arts Management Service, we are now in our sixth year of profiling Korean dance in London and it continues to be a pleasure to showcase such eclectic, innovative work.”
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